Focaccia is an easy and delicious Italy bread. It is crispy outside with garlic and herb topping and soft inside.
Prepare time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Stand time: 2-3 hours
Serves: 16 servings
1) 1 cup & 1 tbsp lukewarm water (255g), 1/2 tsp sugar, 1.5 tsp ast rising yeast；
2) 2 ¼ cups unsifted all purpose flour (360g), ¼ tsp salt;
3) 2 tbsp olive oil;
4) ½ tsp thyme, ½ tsp rosemary, 1/6 tsp ground black pepper, 2.5 tbsp freshly minced garlic, ½ tsp sea salt, 3-4 tbsp olive oil;
13×9-inch baking dish.
1: Place all ingredients of Ingredient 1) in a container, mix well and let it stand for 10 minutes. Measure flour and salt of Ingredient 2) in a medium size bowl (Picture 1). Pour in the yeast water mixture to form soft dough (Picture 2). Add 1.5 tbsp olive oil (Picture 3) and knead the dough for about 5-8 minutes until smooth and elastic. Rub 0.5 tbsp olive oil on the top (Picture 4), cover with a damp cloth then set aside in a warm place.
2: When the dough doubles in volume (Picture 5), spread 1 tbsp olive oil on the bottom of the baking dish. Place the dough inside the baking dish (Picture 6) and press it out to cover the dish (Picture 7). Dimple the bread with your thumb. Cover with plastic wrap and let it stand in a warm place for 30-45 minutes.
3: Preheat oven at 400F. Sprinkle evenly all ingredients of Ingredient 4) on top and drizzle 2-3 tbsp olive oil (Picture 8).
4: Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top turns golden. Let it cool for 3-5 minutes, then transfer it onto a rack to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Microwave leftover focaccia 15-25 seconds then toast it before serving.